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Picture yourself spending some time with congenial friends, sharing your lives and pictures from your cell phones." They're curious about that cool game, song, movie, camping trip, art show, or other event that fascinated you. You talk about all kinds of stuff, poetry, styles, personal achievements, relationships, and bad days. You can share your inner child, and laugh together. They sympathetically listen to your feelings about serious topics like politics or climate change, even when they don't agree.

Personal validation comes from paying attention to one another, giving more than you get. Everyone respects you and themselves, despite our amazing range of personal tastes and interests. They'll tell you they don't agree with an idea or behavior without implying you're a bad person or somehow deficient. It's an "I'm OK, You're OK" kind of fellowship, where nobody tries to make himself look better by picking on somebody else.

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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris on Sunday. 14 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

Proud Dad is REALLY Proud Now!

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Chris Jan 31. 15 Replies

As some of you may or may not know, my daughter is a television news producer, currently working in Nashville, Tennessee.  Her assignment is the morning news, which means she blasts herself up at umpti-ump in the morning to organize and prepare a…Continue

Tags: Emmy, news, television, daughter, dad

Men who challenge men to stop violence

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Idaho Spud Jan 9. 19 Replies

Many men join in the effort to reduce violence against women and children and other men. He speaks of the need to place responsibility on men instead of focusing on women to stop violence. He offers a breath of fresh air, as do so many of the men on…Continue

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Comment by Randall Smith on March 20, 2016 at 8:14am

Surely, good will triumph over evil, although I wonder, especially after the Bush/Cheney years. I wonder who Trump would choose for VP--another Sarah Palin? Perish the thought.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 20, 2016 at 6:21am

Do you suppose that Donald Trump understands that, if he is elected president (Please, NO!), he becomes the leader of ALL of the United States, not just those who support him at his rallies, but those who protest against him?  Does he get that dissension is at least as important an element of democracy as agreement is?

The rather obvious answer is no, and I doubt Donnie is even aware of that.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 20, 2016 at 5:38am

Happy Vernal Equinox.

Comment by Ian Mason on March 20, 2016 at 5:37am

Yesterday I went to an exhibition of the Danish press photos of the year. That was a sad experience. 90% of news photos were pictures of refugees. There were some lighter moments though.http://www.aros.dk/besoeg-aros/udstillinger/2016/aarets-pressefotos/

Comment by k.h. ky on March 19, 2016 at 9:57pm
Ruth-Joan, I've been trying to stay away from the news because it is depressing. But I can never stay away for long. A couple of days is all l ever manage. Maybe we just have spring fever and it's to early to really gear up.
Temps are fluctuating wildly. Last week we were at 80° tonight we'll get down to around 30°. There goes the plums again. The tree is sitting in full bloom :(
Comment by Joan Denoo on March 19, 2016 at 12:23am

Ruth, you have good reason to be a bit depressed for a few days, and I join you. Prospects do not look good for a healthy future for our nation and for the Earth. If the worst case scenario develops into reality, we can only hope to be a voice of freedom and justice in a freedumb and unjust world. 

In the meantime, I will do all I can to educate people about the reasons our monetary system is corrupt, what needs to change, and the steps to establish a more humane life. 

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 18, 2016 at 10:34pm

What with our wonderful US politics and the planetary temperature spike, I've been a bit depressed for a few days.

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Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on March 18, 2016 at 10:31pm

You introduced me to a new word, Bertold.

Not knowing the difference between freedom, and fascism is common freedumb lover trait.

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on March 18, 2016 at 9:40am

I agree, Loren - I guess it comes under the He who pays the piper calls the tune department. Because freedumb.

Comment by Loren Miller on March 18, 2016 at 9:32am

That was impressive, Bertold, though I would have been more impressed if it hadn't amounted to little more than an Intel commercial.

 

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